St Ives Holiday Cottages
Did you know...St Ives is still a working fishing port?
One of Cornwall’s most treasured holiday resorts, St Ives’ mild climate and Mediterranean-style landscapes make it a popular choice for both winter holidays and summer breaks. Those who choose St Ives holidays find themselves within easy reach of award-winning coasts with clear seas, culture and a taste of daily life in a working fishing port. Blue Chip’s St Ives holiday cottages are the perfect base from which to enjoy this beautiful area of western Cornwall.
- St Ives has clear seas
- St Ives has won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition many times
- Artists favour St Ives for its impressive quality of natural light
St Ives Tourist Information
Once a fishing village, St Ives is an established tourism resort and has long been famous for its ever-flourishing community of artists, although it offers no end of sights and attractions to amuse those opting for more traditional holidays in St Ives. With its picturesque harbour, surrounding coasts and rural setting, St Ives will not disappoint.
Beach Holidays in St Ives
The beaches in and around St Ives border on perfection, and it’s likely that guests of Blue Chip’s St Ives holiday cottages will spend as much of their time as possible enjoying the miles of sandy coast! Whether visitors are content to lie on the sand and soak up the sunshine, swim in the clear waters or pursue more active pastimes such as surfing, St Ives is undoubtedly the place to do it.
Porthmeor beach holds the Blue Flag and is perfect for days out during family holidays in St Ives. The beach is lifeguarded during peak season and includes toilets, restaurants and beach huts. The beach’s own surf school also makes this stretch of coast a favourite with surfers.
Porthminster’s sheltered beach stretches for half a mile, and its calm waters make this one a safe option for families. The St Ives branch line train stops at the top of the beach’s steps. The sandy cove of Porthgwidden acts as the perfect sun trap and has the convenience of close toilets and cafes.
St Ives Family Attractions
The Tate St Ives displays international modern and contemporary art. Those with children need not be put off, as the gallery’s staff are family-friendly and strive to make the visit engaging for even the younger members of your family.
St Ives’ cobbled streets are lined with workshops and exhibitions, so a stroll through the town offers plenty to admire and catch the eye. The town’s artistic influence is reflected in many of the gifts available in the resort’s shops, so visitors can choose unusual keepsakes to remember their St Ives holidays.
Why not take a boat trip from St Ives to Seal Island and see if you can spot any of the seals, sharks or dolphins that inhabit the waters? Guided tours of St Ives are also available to fill you in on the town’s history, culture and sights.
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Eating Out in St Ives
Self-catering holidays in St Ives enable visitors to make the most of this fishing port’s daily catches, for truly fresh fish! Many of the town’s cafes and restaurants are suited to al fresco dining, with pretty outdoor areas for the whole family. St Ives’ many seafood restaurants are supplied daily direct from the local fishermen.
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